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Tags: 2012

End for Olympic Team Sports?

Posted: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 10:23

As decisions loom over funding of the road to Rio 2016 for Team GB, 'minority' sports are bracing themselves for severe funding cuts that they claim will destroy them. A Report in the Independent suggests some team sports will be destroyed when the Rio figures are announced.

Tags: Rio, 2012 Olympics, Team Sports, Volleyball

BBC SPOTY Panel Announced

Posted: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:11

Three former BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees are included on the expert panel that will determine the shortlist of 12 for this year's award.

Sir Steve Redgrave, Baroness Grey-Thompson and Denise Lewis will be joined by Baroness Campbell, chair of UK Sport, and representatives from the BBC and the newspaper industry.

They will aim to produce a shortlist based on reaching a consensus view.

The winner will be announced at ExCeL in London on Sunday 16 December.

Presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding, Sports Personality of the Year will be broadcast live on BBC One

Tags: BBC SPOTY, 2012

Sports Minister Announces Legacy Plans

Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:44

Minister for sport Hugh Robertson has released a ten-point legacy plan today, in a bid to ensure that the government delivers on its promise to 'inspire a generation' to take up sport.

Tags: Sport, legacy, 2012

Economist Intelligence Unit Produces London 2012 Legacy Report

Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 11:01

Economist Intelligence Unit Produces London 2012 Legacy Report

The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced a Games Legacy Report sponsored by Cisco which is available to view at their website here. Economist Intelligence Unit.

Tags: 2012 Legacy, The Economist

Lord Moynihan to Step Down as Chair of BOA

Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:00

Lord Moynihan to Step Down as Chair of BOA

Lord Moynihan the Chair of the BOA announced he was to step down a year ahead of his end of his formal term of office finishes.

British Olympic Association (BOA) Chairman Colin Moynihan today made the below announcement in a letter to the BOA Board, the National Olympic Committee and the BOA Advisory Board.

Tags: BOA, 2012 Games, Olympics, Moynihan

Think Tank Urges Co-ordinated Campaign on School Sport

Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:43

The Sports Think Tank has called for a co-ordinated campaign for School Sport as the Olympics aims to Inspire a Generation on its website today.

The increased attention on sport during the Olympics has increasingly highlighted the Cuts to school sport & PE when SoS Gove cut £165m from the System in 2010. The stop gap funding ends this year. The Think Tank is currently working on creating an evidence based model for school sport and aims to create a political and policy making consensus.

Tags: 2012, school sport, Olympic legacy

Moynihan Bemoans Lack of Medals from State Schools

Posted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:14

ChIrman of the BOA Lord Moyhnihan has claimed that it is unacceptable that so many of Team GB medalists are from Independent schools. He claims that 50% of those winning medals come from private schools who only make up 7% of the school population.

Tags: School sport, 2012, Moynihan

Prime Minister Gives Speech on Legacy at Loughborough University

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:27

Prime Minister Gives Speech on Legacy at Loughborough University

The Prime Minister visited Loughborough University this week to give a speech to an invited audience about the Olympic Legacy. He spoke at the campus and visited the home for Team GB.

Tags: legacy, sport, 2012, team GB

Lord Coe Accuses Sport England of Failure

Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:38

In a hard hitting response in the Daily Telegraph to criticism of the Olympics for not creating a participation legacy from the London Olympic Games Lord Coe has accused Sport England of being a failure. He claimed he would not take at face value the findings of the Active People Survey from an organisation that had singularly failed in the past"

The figures show that despite Sport England channelling £450m of government investment to national governing bodies over the past four years, there have been only 109,000 new participants in that period, a total spent of £4,128 per participant.

On Thursday the Commons Public Accounts Committee report into preparations for the Olympics described the returns as "poor value for money".

Tags: olympic, legacy, 2012, Lord coe

Independent Sports Think Tank Launches Today in UK

Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:00

Independent Sports Think Tank Launches Today in UK

The UKs only fully independent think tank dedicated to sport is formally launched today at www.sportsthinktank.com with a Guest Blog from Tanni Grey-Thompson

Patron of the Sports Think Tank, Lord Seb Coe said "A sports think tank would be a great legacy from the 2012 games, enabling future generations to benefit from long term, well researched, and evidence-based sports policy making in the UK"

The Sports Think Tank has been launched by joint Directors Andy Reed and Nick King with strong backing from the key players in the sport and policy development landscape.

Tags: Sport, Launch, Media, Press Releases, 2012